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on peer-to-peer dynamics in politics, the economy and organizations
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'The Digital Economy' author Don Tapscott looks back two decades to look forward - Irish Times

'The Digital Economy' author Don Tapscott looks back two decades to look forward - Irish Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Landmark author argues that digital disruption undermines the traditional approach to social supports
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How to Run a Business in the Gift Economy

How to Run a Business in the Gift Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Maybe this is you: you've been working for a while on your own, making a little bit of money, maybe a lot of money. But something doesn't feel right. When you bill people for your time and expenses, something feels off. You hate that part. There are always the nagging thoughts, “Was it enough? Was it too much?” Maybe you've become friends with your client in the process of working with them and now sending an invoice feels uncomfortable to you. It nags at you. You feel apologetic about it. You t
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Breaking the Silence | George Monbiot

Breaking the Silence | George Monbiot | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Bring out the violins. The land reform programme announced by the Scottish government is the end of civilised life on earth, if you believe the corporate press. In a country where 432 people own half the private rural land(1), all change is Stalinism. The Telegraph has published a string of dire warnings, insisting, for example, that deer stalking and grouse shooting could come to an end if business rates are introduced for sporting estates(2). Moved to tears yet?
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Roy Bhaskar, 1944-2014

Roy Bhaskar, 1944-2014 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
‘It is not that there are the starry heavens above and the moral law within, as Kant would have it; rather, the true basis of your virtuous existence is the fact that the starry heavens are within you, and you are within them.’  (Roy Bhaskar, The Philosophy of MetaReality, p. 351)
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In New Drainage Projects, Long-Buried Urban Streams See the Light Again

In New Drainage Projects, Long-Buried Urban Streams See the Light Again | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON—A small stream gurgles under a historic stone bridge, once used by Revolutionary War patriots to transport supplies. For more than a century, the bridge was bricked up, the stream beneath it just a dry, eroded channel.
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Capturing the Networked Society

Capturing the Networked Society | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Explore our journey to capture the Networked Society in the stories of 61 change-makers and innovators from all around the globe. Follow the project at www.ericsson.com/networkedsocietystories
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Is London Becoming the World's Greatest City for Innovation? - Wired

Is London Becoming the World's Greatest City for Innovation? - Wired | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Earlier this November, the British-American Business Council’s  New England chapter (BABCNE) hosted an inspiring event in Boston that brought together nine high-ranking foreign diplomats, members of international business associations and business...
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Drones' dangers confronted by Chris Anderson of 3D Robotics - CBS News

Drones' dangers confronted by Chris Anderson of 3D Robotics - CBS News |
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Four revolutionary technologies most vendors will miss - ITProPortal

Four revolutionary technologies most vendors will miss - ITProPortal | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Every decade has its mistakes and often, even if a vendor believes that there is a major trend, they can still completely miss what is driving it.
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Do Networked Workers Have More Control? The Implications of Teamwork, Telework, ICTs, and Social Capital for Job Decision Latitude

The shift toward “networked work” in the United States—spurred on by globalization, technological changes, and the reorganization of work activities—has important consequences for job quality that require further investigation. Using nationally representative data from the 2008 Networked Worker Survey, we examine how teamwork, telework, and information and communication technology use are associated with, and positively and significantly predict, job decision latitude (autonomy and skill development). The results imply that networked work helps enhance job decision latitude partly through greater network connectivity (social capital). Furthermore, the contribution of information and communication technology use to job decision latitude is contingent on its perceived benefits and on the organization of work into teams. These findings therefore help deepen our understanding of how the changing character of work affects worker control in contemporary workplaces.

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This is really interesting work on the rise of the networked employee and hat this means for collaboration and employee autonomy.

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Chinese Dating App For Gays Aims to Promote Safe Sex and Prevent AIDS - Headlines & Global News

Chinese Dating App For Gays Aims to Promote Safe Sex and Prevent AIDS - Headlines & Global News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Blued, an app in China that lets gay men share their experiences, has reached 15 million users since its debut two years ago.
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U.K. Government to Sharing Economy: Start a Trade Group! - Associations Now

U.K. Government to Sharing Economy: Start a Trade Group! - Associations Now | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A new independent report commissioned by the U.K. government has a number of tips to encourage the growth of the so-called sharing economy.
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Funding to ease climate change falls as the earth warms - SciDev.Net

Funding to ease climate change falls as the earth warms - SciDev.Net | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
These infographics set out the regional investment in mitigation and adaptation needed to cut the risk of disaster.
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The Crisis of Presence in Contemporary Culture - University of Westminster

The Crisis of Presence in Contemporary Culture - University of Westminster | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In this paper, I problematise the notion of presence within a contemporary culture in which social life is increasingly lived and experienced through networked digital communication technologies alongside the physical presence of co-present bodies. Using the work of Heidegger, Levinas, Bauman, Rotman (and others), I suggest that the increasing use of these technologies and our increasing presence in online environments challenges our tendencies to ground moral and ethical behaviours in face-to-face or materially co-present contexts. Instead, the mediated presences we can achieve amplify our cultural tendency to objectify the social world and weaken our sense of moral and ethical responsibility to others.
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The Tale of Two Sharing Cities, Part Two

The Tale of Two Sharing Cities, Part Two | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Saturday night in the Hongdae district of Seoul. Restaurants, bars, and nightclubs line the streets four stories high for blocks. The crowds in the street cover acres of blacktop. It's nightlife on mega-city scale.
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Magnetic Vision in Sharing | Auroville Radio

Magnetic Vision in Sharing | Auroville Radio | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
This time it was third Karthik's visit to Auroville, which he finds very fascinating, he is fascinated by great vision of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother.
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The Three Breakthroughs That Have Finally Unleashed AI on the World | WIRED

The Three Breakthroughs That Have Finally Unleashed AI on the World | WIRED | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A few months ago I made the trek to the sylvan campus of the IBM research labs in Yorktown Heights, New York, to catch an early glimpse of the fast-arriving, long-overdue future of artificial intelligence. This was the home of Watson, the electronic genius that conquered Jeopardy! in 2011. The original Watson is still here—it's about the size of a bedroom, with 10 upright, refrigerator-shaped machines forming the four walls. The tiny interior cavity gives technicians access to the jumble of wires and cables on the machines' backs. It is surprisingly warm inside, as if the cluster were alive.
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Grenoble to replace street advertising with trees and 'community spaces' - Telegraph

Grenoble to replace street advertising with trees and 'community spaces' - Telegraph | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A plan to curtail outdoor advertising was a campaign promise by Green mayor Eric Piolle in recent municipal elections, as he claims it is "a European first for a large city"
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Open access is tiring out peer reviewers

Open access is tiring out peer reviewers | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As numbers of published articles rise, the scholarly review system must adapt to avoid unmanageable burdens and slipping standards, says Martijn Arns.
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Open-source gadget lets you invent your own Internet of Things - Wired.co.uk

Open-source gadget lets you invent your own Internet of Things - Wired.co.uk | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
It’s a familiar adage in the tech world that hardware is hard. After all, a single coder can ship an app, armed with just a computer
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The value of sustainability reporting by cities - Cities Today

The value of sustainability reporting by cities - Cities Today | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Ballantine looks at why more mayors are committing to sustainability reports & highlights the benefits for cities of the World Council on City Data
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Egypt: Revolution Versus the Counterrevolution in the Age of Social Media » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

Egypt: Revolution Versus the Counterrevolution in the Age of Social Media » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Egypt: Revolution Versus the Counterrevolution in the Age of Social Media
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Elon Musk interviewed by Chris Anderson, March 2013 - YouTube

Entrepreneur Elon Musk is a man with many plans. The founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX sits down with TED curator Chris Anderson to share details about his visionary projects, which include a mass-marketed electric car, a solar energy leasing company and a fully reusable rocket.

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Educating for Change - Huffington Post

Educating for Change - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Graduates who are trained to address tough situations with ingenuity, entrepreneurship, and a capacity for mobilizing collaborative thinking and cooperative action are the most valuable contribution any school can make to society....
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Atlantic Cod And The Human 'Tragedy Of The Commons' - WBUR

Atlantic Cod And The Human 'Tragedy Of The Commons' - WBUR | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Overfishing and its devastating effects off- and on-shore.
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